SpectraMagic DX is a colour measurement software package that can be used to interface with Konica Minolta’s newest measurement instruments CM-25cG and CM-M6 and provides easy usage for the analysis of colour and colour difference with a convenient diagnosis function.

  • Pre-defined screen templates for Pass/Fail assessment
  • Suitable for all up to date Windows OS systems
  • Inspect colour in lab or production process
  • New Diagnosis function to check Repeatability, Reproducibility or Light Source level

The successor of the SpectraMagic™NX, SpectraMagic™DX, is a colour measurement and control software suitable for almost any industry such as Plastics, Paint & Coatings, Cosmetics, etc.

Whether your colour control involves incoming raw materials, in process production or outbound colour critical goods and materials, SpectraMagic™DX makes it easy to inspect and control colour.

While in principle keeping the look&feel of SpectraMagic™NX, the new design of the SpectraMagic™DX user interface enhances working experience and makes using the software even simpler.

Utilize pre-defined screen templates for Pass/Fail assessment, statistical process control, or R&D analysis. SpectraMagic™DX helps you choose just what's right for you.

SpectraMagic™DX connects to Konica Minolta’s portable spectrophotometers (except CM-512m3A) and is suitable for all up to date Windows OS systems.


Requirements in screen layouts differ by application, from simple Pass/Fail assessment or statistic process control to detailed analysis for R&D work. SpectraMagic DX comes with several pre-defined templates to choose from, or you can create your own screen layout suiting your needs and application with total freedom and flexibility.

Each graph type as well as the data list can be scaled to the desired size with total ease.
  • Sophisticated QC Applications

Target data of one master target (primary target) can be associated with two or more working targets (regular secondary targets). This allows for sophisticated QC applications such as checking for colour differences between the regular targets and master target simultaneously. Or the colour differences of an entire product can be managed in sections by comparing the differences from the target colour of each section.
  • Comprehensive graphs and colour difference assessments

SpectraMagic DX helps you to make colour quality control easy and comprehensive at once. You can choose from several graphs together with the latest Pass/Fail colour difference assessments equations, such as CIE 1994 or CIE DE2000 and several industry related indices. Tolerances, both in box or elliptical form can be automatically calculated or manually adjusted to approved standards.

Furthermore, SpectraMagic DX features a "User Index" function that allows you to configure customized colour equations to meet industry-specific requirements for colour evaluation.

An additional feature that makes QC with SpectraMagic DX easy and fast is “Auto Target” to automatically choose the correct target for comparisons after a measurement was taken.
  • Diagnosis functionality for easy instrument performance checks

Not only does SpectraMagic DX help you to control colour quality of your products but also to control the performance of your instruments – the most critical part in any quality workflow.

With the new Diagnosis function, it becomes easy to check the performance of your instruments – check Repeatability, Reproducibility or Light Source level.

All checks can be setup by an administrator as projects to be executed by operators on a daily or frequent basis.

A user-friendly navigation helps the user to diagnose the instruments easily by displaying text and illustrations which are changed by a connecting an instrument, while trend graphs help to monitor performance and initiate countermeasures before the condition of your instrument declines.

Specifications & Downloads

Specifications & Downloads

System Requirements


Windows® 7 Professional 32-bit, 64-bit

Windows® 8.1 Professional 32-bit, 64-bit

Windows® 10 Professional 32-bit, 64-bit


Note: the hardware of the computer system to be used must meet or exceed the greater of the recommended system requirements for the compatible OS being used or the following specifications!

Supported languages

English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, traditional and simplified Chinese, Japanese


Intel® Core i5 2.7GHz or higher (recommended)


At least 2 GB (4GB or more recommended)

Hard disk

20GB of available hard disk space

At least 10GB of available disk space is required on the system drive (drive where the OS is installed) for the database


Display hardware capable of displaying 1.280 x 768 / 16 color or better


Electronic license in several configurations available

USB port required for connection to instrument

Compatible instruments



Italic: Professional Edition ONLY

Colour space

CIELAB, CIELCH, Lab99, LCh99, Hunter LAB, , XYZ, Yxy, L*u‘ v‘, L*u*v* (and their color differences), Munsell C, Munsell D65


MI, Color Assessment, Gloss (CM-25cG), FF (CM-M6), WIE (CIE1982, ASTM E313-73, ASTM E313-98, Berger, Hunter, TaubeStensby), Tint (CIE1982, ASTM E313-98), YI (ASTM E313-73, ASTM E313-98, ASTM D1925, DIN 6167), WB (ASTM E313-73), Opacity (ISO 2471), TAPPI T425 (89% White Plate), Haze (ASTM D1003-97) (and their differences), User Equations, Standard Depth (ISO 105.A06), Brightness (TAPPI T452, ISO 2470), Density (Status A, Status T), Dominant Wavelength, Excitation Purity, RXRYRZ, Shade Sorting 555, Strength (Tristimulus XYZ, Pseudo Tristimulus XYZ), Staining Degree (ISO 105.A04E), NC#, NC# Grade, Ns, Ns Grade, Grey Scale (ISO 105.A05), Grey Scale Rating (ISO 105.A05), K/S Strength (Apparent (∆E*ab, ∆L*, ∆C*, ∆H*, ∆a*, ∆b*), Maximum Absorption, Total Wavelength, User Wavelength)



Note on Haze (ASTM D1003-97):

As some instrument types may not satisfy the exact definitions of ASTM D1003-97 in terms of illumination/observation, the displayed values are for relative usage only

Colour difference equation

∆E*ab (CIE1976), ∆E94 (CIE1994) and each component of lightness, saturation and hue, ∆E00 (CIE2000), and each component of lightness, saturation and hue, ∆E99 (DIN99), ∆E (Hunter), CMC (l:c) and each component of lightness, saturation and hue, FMC-2, NBS100, NBS200, ∆E(degree)(DIN 6175-2), ∆Ep(degree)(DIN 6175-2), AUDI2000, DE DIN99o


2° or 10° Colorimetric Standard Observer


A, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, F2, F6, F7, F8, F10, F11, F12, U50, ID50, ID65

Graph display

Spectral graph (reflectance, transmittance, K/S, Absorbance and its differences), CIELAB absolute value, ∆CIELAB (color differences and MI), HunterLAB absolute value, ∆HunterLAB (color differences), Trend Chart of each color space and color difference formula value, Pseudo Color

Instrument control


Automatic averaging measurement: 2 to 30 measurements

Manual averaging measurements: user determined number of times

(standard deviation and average for the color space selected are displayed)

Remote measurement

List display/reading of sample/target data stored in instrument memory

Writing of target data to instrument memory

Instrument diagnosis

Applicable instruments: CM-25cG and CM-M6

Checked characteristics: Repeatability, reproducibility, lamp output (CM-25cG)


Target data can be registered; main targets and working targets under main targets can be used

Manual input of colorimetric or spectral data possible

Data list

Listing of target data and sample data

Editing (delete, sort, average, copy&paste); display of Pass/Fail-Ratio; Visual Judgement result input function; Additional Data information inputting/listing function

External I/O

Importing/Exporting of data file(s) in original formats (extension: mesx)

Importing/Exporting of template file(s) in original formats (extension: mtpx)

Importing of SpectraMagic NX data files and templates

Importing/Exporting of Data in Text format

Exporting Data in XML, CSV or PDF format

Copy to Clipboard

Screen display

Number of files that can be opened simultaneously: 10

Number of files that can be stored in a file: 10.000

Detailed instrument status window

Tutorial "Precise Color Communication"

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Quality Control Software for interior and exterior color measurement with diagnosis function


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